Work, rest and play… an all-in-one package? That’s the reality for millions of us who are adapting to working from home as part of strict lockdown rules. As the physical boundaries between work and home blur, what happens to our work-life balance? How to organize yourself in this lockdown?
Too many questions man! Let’s figure this out.
Just how do you separate the two when you’re tapping away on a laptop at the kitchen table? Here we‘ll explain how to achieve a healthy work-life balance amid whatever your lockdown situation might be.
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Before COVID breached our borders like some uninvited guest straight outta juvie, working from home was only common amongst a few people; mostly freelancers, we’d reckon. For instance, a UK work index states that 1.7 million people worked from home before the virus came in.
Today, that number has risen to a whopping 16.2 million work-from-home cases.
Since the virus has sent us workers and students home, it’s going to be pivotal for everyone to create new routines. We need to locate meaningful ways to spend each day at home, without having our habits run amok. The following DIYs are simple and will structure your days with a little sense of control.
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Spend 15 minutes deleting and filing emails. You’ll be amazed at how much you can lighten your inbox in a small amount of time. For bonus points, do this every day for a full week.
Don’t force yourself. It’ll work best If you have a little patience and try to look at the brighter side of things. This is just the beginning!
Wash backpacks and reusable bags
When was the last time you washed your kids’ backpacks and any of the reusable tote bags you bring to the grocery store or on errands?
For most people, the answer is never, but now you have time to get them cleaned up and germ-free. Will this change your life? No.
But it will feel good for both you and your kids to start fresh when normal life resumes. Keep working the good stuff!
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This one is one of the most important things for people who own cars.
If you have a car, this is the perfect time to clean it. This activity has the extra bonus of getting you outside for a portion of your day.
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Start by taking everything out, and then wipe down the surfaces and vacuum the floors and seats. Finish by cleaning the windows inside and out. This is something kids can help with. Well, who knows? This could make up one hell of an activity to get through the day.
Take care of the car though. Be careful with the engine!
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Work is work. Help out with some of the household chores you normally wouldn’t do.
This is an activity that you don’t have to do all at once, but it will keep you busy for 30 minutes each day for a couple of days.
Take things out of your drawers and cabinets and wipe down the insides. Put items that you no longer want or use in a bag for donation, and toss expired food. Put things back neatly. Wipe down both the inside and outside of your cabinet doors and all of the pulls, too.
How To Organize Yourself In This Lockdown | Make Goals Enroute 2020!
A wise man once said – Eminem – God gave you shoes, that fit you. Just put them on. Be yourself man, be proud of who you are.
Wait. You won’t get it unless you’re a rap fan. Think for a bit.
Some of us made a list of goals at the beginning of the year.
But if you didn’t, now is a good time to make one. It will help you visualise life after the coronavirus, and help you prioritise in the coming months. If you already have a list, take a look and revise as necessary. If you’re making a new list, be sure to:
- include larger home projects you would like to complete
- ideas for things you want to do with your kids and
- professional goals.
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If you’re still not used to paying bills online, this is the perfect time to get set up. If you’re just getting started, entering the information for all of your payees does take a while, but you don’t have to do it all at once, and the time you spend now will save you countless hours later.
Take a look at your recipients to make sure they’re current, and add any new vendors. Alternatively, call the companies you pay each month and set up automatic payment through them.
Many of us have wished for more time at home to get things done, and well, now we have it. Using this opportunity to do some cleaning and organising will not only make you feel more in control and save you time later, but it will also give you a sense of renewal and accomplishment.
Finding ways to make life good is a good thing, Always keep yourself prepared for what’s coming, and never…never lose hope.
We hope this article was helpful. Good luck!